These Roasted Butternut Squash Chips with BBQ Sauce make a finger licking delicious and super healthy side dish perfect to share with family and friends.
Roasting brings the best out of many vegetables. Butternut squash is a good example. Roasting intensifies their otherwise somewhat bland flavour, producing sweet and nutty chips. They taste great on their own and even better dipped in this simple and speedy bbq sauce.
Serving vegetables as chips can be a good way of including more vegetables in your diet or encouraging fussy eaters to eat more veggies. Who won’t say no to crispy delicious oven baked chips? Especially if you can dip them in a tangy, moreish BBQ Sauce! Your children won’t even notice the chips are not potatoes!
If you like my simple BBQ Sauce you may also like these easy, delicious Dip Recipe ideas!
- 1/2 medium butternut squash
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1/2 celery stick finely chopped
- 1/2 cup tomato passata
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 bay leaf
- 1.5 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons of the oil with 1 tablespoon dried oregano. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375F/ 190C/ gas mark 5. Peel the squash and cut into thick chips. Place the chips on a large lined baking tray spreading evenly. Coat with the oregano mixture using a pastry brush. Season lightly. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour turning once half way through roasting. For a crispier finish increase the temperature to 425 F/ 220 C / gas mark 7 for the last 10 minutes of roasting.
While the chips are roasting in the oven make the bbq sauce.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic, celery and bay leaf and fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes stirring often. Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients and simmer for a further 5 minutes continuing to stir often to ensure the mixture does not stick to the pan.
Puree the sauce until the mixture is silky smooth.
To save time prepare the sauce while the chips are in the oven.